When is the next version of Blender supposed to be released?

I haven’t followed Blender releases for a while. I see that 2.77a is the current download. When is the next version scheduled to be released?

(I’ve created a personal forked version of Blender and don’t want to make my modifications to 2.77a if, say, 2.78 is coming out next week.)


2months after the last one.

Going by the past releases page…does that mean sometime this month?

When is the next version scheduled to be released?


Hi, Blender 2.77a was released on April 6, 2016, this time it is much longer release cycle.
I think devs need a few weeks for bugfixing.

Cheers, mib

Thank you, RIchard – that’s what I was wondering.

If you want to try new things that will have Blender 2.78, you can use blender from master / buildbot (not the experimental one):


Mmm, it seems that I misunderstood. You do not want to test the new features.